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Kofi Kinaata wins EMY Africa "Man of the Year - Music category"

BY: Edith Mensah
EMY Africa Awards

The 7th EMY Africa Awards' "Man of the Year - Music category" honour is the latest accolade for artiste Kofi Kinaata in a year that seems to be filled with triumphs.

Born Martin King Arthur, the Susuka hitmaker added a feather to his cap when he received the most prestigious award of Artiste of the Year at the just-ended Ghana Music Awards USA.

And just after few weeks, he has been honoured for his works in the year under review.

This year's EMY Africa Awards came off at the Grand Arena of Accra International Conference Centre(AICC) yesterday, October 1where a number of distinguished personalities who have excelled in various fields of endeavours were honoured.

Afro-Soul songstress Zahara arrives in Ghana for 7th EMY Africa Awards

The performers for the night were South African Afro-soul singer Zahara and some of Ghana's sensational acts including Akwaboah, Cina Soul, Kwabena Kwabena among others.

Chief Executive Officer of Lynx Entertainment Richie Mensah were among players in the arts and entertainment industry honoured on the day. He earned the Young Achiever (Male) Award –

The others were actor Adjetey Annan who received Actor of the Year and Tony Tometey who walked home with the Creative Arts and Support award.

Below is the full list of winners.


Man of The Year (Health) – Dr. Elikem Tamakloe


Man of The Year (Agriculture) – Alhaji Mashud Mohammed


Man of The Year (Technology) – Andrew Takyi-Appiah


Man of The Year (Sports) – Benjamin Azamati


Humanitarian Award – Alex Dadey


Discovery of the Year Award – Free The Youth (FTY)


Guardian Guard Award – Lanre Olusola


Lifetime Achievement Award – Joe Lartey


Designer of the Year – Ezekiel Yartel


Young Achiever (Female) – Audrey Maame Esi Swatson


Settler Award – Amaar Deep S. Hari


Man of Courage Award – Nii Quaye Brown


Creative Arts and Support Award – Tony Tometey


Actor of The Year – Adjetey Annan


Media Excellence Award – Ayo Animashaun


Group of the Year – Rotary Club


Man of the Year (Music) – Kofi Kinaata


Brand of the Year – Caveman Watch


Young Achiever (Male) Award – Richie Mensah


Continental Film Icon Award – Richard Mofe Damijo


Continental Music Icon Award – Michael C. Ajereh (Don Jazzy)


Man of Style – Trevor Sturrman


Green Corporate Star Award – Coliba Ghana


Magnate of The Year – Kwame Ofosu Bamfo


Man of the Year (Africa)- Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina


Woman of the Year – Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann


Man of the Year – Ibrahim Mahama